Libya is at high risk from conflict as a tense standoff between the Muslim Brotherhood and opposing forces. Some fear that the same carnage that took place in Egypt may occur some day in Libya as tensions mount. Libya’s economy has taken a fall as oil exports have dropped drastically due to armed protesters. The country is at risk of civil war as the government threatens to use force to retake oil terminals that have been seized by rebels. The Libyan government’s power is waning and fears a possible coup.
Healthcare in Libya
The medical system has been adversely affected by the Libyan revolution in 2011. Prior to this, healthcare and the health status of the population were above average and immunization rates were very high. However, the violence in the major cities and countryside is impacting the delivery of government medical services. It is vital that expatriates obtain an international health plan that will fully cover them globally and include medical evacuation.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Libya:
- War & Terrorism Insurance
- Personal Accident Coverage
- International Health Insurance
- Group Benefit Plans for Expatriates
- Kidnap & Ransom Coverage
- Life and Disability Insurance